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07-HR424 on Jan 11, 2007

Legislation by 2008 Presidential Candidates: terminating Selective Service
Source: Repeals the Military Selective Service Act (H.R.424 )
  • Repeals the Military Selective Service Act.
  • Prohibits the Office of Selective Service Records from being reestablished upon such repeal.
  • Transfers the assets, property, and records held by the Selective Service System (SSS), as well as unexpended balances, to the Administrator of General Services.
  • Requires that employees of the SSS be assisted to transfer to other positions in the executive branch.
  • Prohibits any person from being denied a right, privilege, benefit, or employment position under Federal law on the grounds that the person failed to register under the Military Selective Service Act before its repeal.

Introductory statement by Sponsor:

Rep. PAUL: I am today introducing legislation to repeal the Selective Service Act. The Department of Defense, in response to calls to reinstate the Draft, has confirmed that conscription serves no military need. In his December confirmation hearings, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates stated his opposition to a military Draft. Secretary Gates' immediate predecessor, Donald Rumsfield, also publicly opposed reinstating the Draft.

Obviously, if there is no military need for the Draft, then there is no need for Selective Service registration. In 1993, the Department of Defense issued a report stating that registration could be stopped "with no effect on military mobilization and no measurable effect on the time it would take to mobilize, and no measurable effect on military recruitment."

Yet the American taxpayer has been forced to spend over $500 million dollars on an outdated system "with no measurable effect on military mobilization!" Shutting down Selective Service will give taxpayers a break without adversely affecting military efforts. I hope all my colleagues join me in working to shut down this un-American relic of a bygone era and help realize the financial savings and the gains to individual liberties that can be achieved by ending Selective Service registration.

    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 15. Question 15: Expand the military Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Homeland Security
  • Headline: Terminate Selective Service (Score: -1)

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Democrats participating in 07-HR424

Tammy Baldwin s1oWI Democratic Challenger 

Republicans participating in 07-HR424

Ron Paul s1pPOTUS Republican (Libertarian 1988) 

Independents participating in 07-HR424

Total recorded by OnTheIssues:

Democrats: 1
Republicans: 1
Independents: 0

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